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Crossfiber Corrective Muscular Therapy: What You Should Know

Have you ever gone to bend your elbow, hip, knee or ankle but felt like something was stopping you from moving as well as you used to be able to?

You’re not alone.

Many clients come in for a Massage complaining of hip pain that never seems to go away; something seems thick or blocking their movements. Another common complaint is that of a tender elbow that hurts to touch, described that it feels like bubble wrap, or a knee that doesn’t just ache when the weather changes.

Thankfully, there is a specialised type of Therapy that can target these types of pains quickly and provide relief to help you get back to feeling your best.

What Is Crossfiber Corrective Muscular Therapy?

Crossfiber Corrective Muscular Therapy, or Deep Transverse Frictions, can help with these types of pains.

Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy is a technique used to correct damaged muscles and tissues by eliciting the client’s own healing response to restore damaged muscles, body tissues and nerve function.

If you have had a previous (chronic) strain, sprain or soft tissue injury in a tendon or ligament, tendinitis or fasciitis, be sure to ask about being assessed to see if this type of Therapy would help you and your specific type of pain and/or injury.

What Are The Benefits?

The main benefit of this technique is that it will break up scar tissue, allow muscles to move or contact without restrictions, increase circulation and clear up the biomechanical stress on the affected area.

This Therapy is meant to keep your soft tissues moving optimally, and is great in working to prevent scar tissue from forming. The Massage is quite deep and may be described as a more “Therapeutic” type of Massage, as Therapeutic Massages are meant to emphasise working out the issues within the soft tissues.

How Does Crossfiber Corrective Muscular Therapy Work?

The Massage Therapist first warms up the area with relaxing strokes, which then allows the Therapist to identify the affected region.

The technique is performed by applying deep strokes over the skin that will separate the muscle fibres, and, in less than 1 minute, the area is treated. To finish the technique the Therapist will perform eccentric style stretching to help the body realign the new collagen fibres.

Before you go home, your Therapist will suggest home care methods that entail application of ice and stretches to continue healing before your next treatment.

Clients are advised that they may feel discomfort for a few days after the treatment.
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Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy delivers best results in a series of treatments. The number of treatments required in order to resolve the issue typically range from 3 to 4 sessions, but your Therapist will be able to recommend the proper treatment schedule and frequency for you.

To book an assessment to see if Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy is right for you, call our Thorncliffe location at 403.295.8590 and ask to book an assessment with Bernadette.

Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Blair has been a Physiotherapist at Nose Creek Sport Physiotherapy since 2001. Blair graduated from the University of Alberta with a BScPT in 1992. He has focused on Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Sport Therapy. Blair completed his Sport Therapy Diploma in 1997, and his Advanced Manual and Manipulative Diploma in 1998. Blair is also certified for IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) Dry Needling. Blair has a keen interest in active rehabilitation of recent and chronic, spinal and peripheral, joint and muscle injuries. He enjoys treating upper neck pain that is associated with cervical tension headaches, sciatica (pinched nerve in lower back), shoulder injuries and traumatic knee injuries. Blair previously served for 6 years as the Executive Chair of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).

Blair balances his busy professional life by staying active. He enjoys cycling, swimming, working out, hiking, camping and snowboarding, depending on the season. Blair shares his free time with his wife, son and daughter outside on the weekends. He has learned to enjoy the journey, as life really is too short.
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